First report of ozobranchus jantseanus (hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) parasitizing the exotic red-eared slider trachemys scripta elegans in Japan

Takeo Yamauchi, Tomoko Nishibori, Dai Suzuki

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Abstract

Ozobranchus jantseanus (Annelida: Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) was found parasitizing the exotic red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Japan. The invasive turtle is a new host record for O. jantseanus. Cocoons of O. jantseanus were not found on T. s. elegans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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